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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, THURSDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 21, 1901. 1 t I PICK'S LIFE MEMBERSHIP. Will Be an Elk Forever Whether He Likes It or Not. "Pick's night" will be remembered by W. A. Smith, who wears that appel lation and also a handsomely bedia moned gold badge, for a long time. - The appellation was given him more than 40 years ago, but the gold badge was given him last night by the Topeka lodge of Klks. The ceremonies were simple. There was a regular meeting of the herd. All were corralled in the lodge room, and Exalted Ruler A. W. Dana, called for "Pick" Smith to come forward. He then presented Smith with a life membership in the Benevo lent and Protective Order of Elks, pinned the handsome jeweled badge on his coat, and told him to "go w-a-y back and sit down." Smith wouldn't do It, but stood there In plain view of all, his sleeves rolled up, and for one hour and three-quarters he held the un divided attention of his hearers while tie dilated upon the merits of mustard as a counter irritant. When he finished there was music by the accordeon. TOPEKA'S IS FAIR. Bo Saya Henry Allen of the County JaiL The discussion concerning the condi tion of the county jails of the state, which has been called forth by the re cent meeting of the state association of charities and corrections, calls out a statement from Henry Allen, chairman of the state board of charities and cor rections. The last legislature made it the duty of the board to inspect the jails and poor houses of the state, and Mr. Allen therefore knows what he is talking about. As a result of the in vestigations of the board it will proba bly recommend to the next legislature that district judges be given mandrory power to compel county commissioners and sheriffs to keep county prisons in .a more sanitary condition. "We found jails in a horrible unsani tary condition on our rounds," said Mr. Allen. "We made the rounds because this duty was added to our list last winter. All that the board can do is to recommend. There is nothing we can do to alleviate. "The district judges can only recom mend. No one can compel common cleanliness to be maintained. This is especially true in the country towns where they have no water service. Wa ter must be hauled long distances. They JU-DAiibS k a m ' A' mi have only three or four prisoners in at a time perhaps. The jails are merely little cages with a stone wall around them. Taxpayers object to footing big bills for prison keep and commissioners keep bills down for the record they make of economy and to avoid the wrath of the people. "The jail at Leavenworth is in good condition, Wichita is all right and To peka is fair. In some of the smaller towns the liberal application of water and elbow grease by half a dozen lazy inmates is badly needed. Poor houses in some counties are as badly off. The fault is quite general over the state and must be given attention by the next legislature. The board will recom mend, probably, that district judges be given authority to compel county com missioners to act." Sheriffs are custodians of the smaller jails and they get 40 cents a day per capita for feeding the prisoners. When the Oskaloosa jaii got Klusmire for a guest, the sheriff had to get a new bed and bedding at his own expense as the county commissioners would not pay for them. Mr. Allen says the county prison sys tem of the state is due for a general overhauling and the state board of charities will recommend that it gets it at the hands of the next legislature. HAIL ASSOCIATION LOST. Seeks to Recover Premium ia Clay County Without Success. Clay Center, Kas., Nov. 21. The Farmers' Hail association, of Topeka, did a large business among the farm ers of this county in the summer of 1900, taking as security notes for the amount of the premium, which formed a part of the application and contract. Among those who made application for hail insurance was Wm. Fred, of Morganville. When his policy was sent to him he took exceptions to it and refused to accept it as it was not in conformity with the application. The hail association sued him on the note, and the case was tried before a jury in Justice Noble's court last Sep tember. The jury brought in a verdict in favor of the association. Fred ap pealed, and his case came up for hear ing at this term of court. The court ruled that the hail association had not shown their authority to do business in the state of Kansas, and threw the case out of court. They held a certificate from the secretary of state showing that the Farmers' Mutual Hail Insur ance company was authorized to do business, instead of the Farmers' Mu tual Hail association. The president of the association, F. H. Foster, of Topeka, and Hy W. Stack pole, of this place, represented the plaintiff, and R. C. Miller and Coleman & Williams represented Fred. This was made a test case. All the farmers who had made application for hail insurance in the concern joined issues and helped fight the case. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Mary Nichols and husband to I A. Asauith. SI. .100 lat 9i.sta rQan , . Curtis add. " Western Land & Lot company to G. J. Gelhaus, 1400, lots 15-16-17-18-19-20 j-i. oiAiu avenue, J510CK a. awygart sub. -T "K XT""1 T-Vi rrart nn d-i - ' - " u.iu t, uc I U UCUIKC Vetter, J200, lot 617-519 Lincoln St., Lin dale add. $1,000. pt. res. w vv. u. Myers and wife to J. H. Knoep ker, J200, lots 125S and 1258 Riley street, Lenox Place add. 11 C!. Wriirht a-nrt a T IT $100, lot 498 Tyler street, Huntoon's add. Wm. Dunlap and wife to Wm. Curry. J2.500, s. s. e. y. 32-11-15. j no. vv. R-iera ana wife to M. Ware, $700, w. n. e. oi s. e. 21-12-16. lots 221-23 and 25 Polk street. Maple Grove add. K. B. Bessette and wife to Wm. F. McLaughlin, $1. lots 5S7 and 589, Fill more street, Ott & Tewksbury's add. The Kansas T .list n X Tniot r. M. Noble.-$1, pt. res. 6. j. t. isoDie and wife to Geo. M.Noble, $1, pt. lot 19, Hillyer's sub. res. 6. $100. it, interest in lot 121 Harrison St., M. A. Van Meter to Wm. Curry, $1. s. a. e. 32-11-15. Tax deed to Geo. W. Crane, lots 62-4-6-8-74-6-8 and 80 Madison street.north. B. R. Wheeler, receiver, to Wm. F. McLaiie-hlin 41 Inn I , r. cot oa -cm o .., . , ' ' m 1 aiiu cj 111- more street, Ott & Tewksbury's add. Builder of First Locomotive Dead. Ht Tallin VT( Vnar rt T 1 L&WBon, wbs under George Stephen- a uu-wuou Duui me lirst locomo tive engine in England, and who was the oldest engineer In the TJcMed States. dii hare today, aged 8. CHARLES THE MAN. He Will Be Superintendent of Reform School. The man who will succeed W. S. Han cock as superintendent of the state re form school at Topeka Is Prof. H. M. Charles of Washington. Kan. It is re ported upon good authority that the board has practically agreed upon him for the position and he will be elected at the next meeting of the board. Mr. Charles was formerly principal of the Washington high school. Superintendent Hancock's purpose was to formally tender his resignation at the next meeting of the board, but to avoid embarrassment to the board through a large number of applications he forward ed the resignation by mail last night to Henry Allen, chairman of the board, to take effect January 1. This leaves the way open to the election of Mr. Hancock's successor. To a State Journal reporter today Su- Serintendent Hancock said: "I want it istinctly understood that I am not re signing on account of any friction with the board, because there never has been any friction. I will turn the institution over to my successor in the very best condition and will always look back on my administra tion with satisfaction, for I believe that it has been successful." The salary of superintendent of the re form school is $1,280, with everything fur nished. MRS. MAHANA GOES I REE. Woman Convicted of Selling Liquor Pardoned by Governor. Governor Stanley has pardoned Mrs. Una Mahana, who has been in the Shawnee county jail since last May, serving a sentence for selling liquor. Her pardon was recommended by Judge A. L. Redden and others, because she is old and a cripple and has been sick much of the time she has been in jail. Her original sentence was for 120 days imprisonment and to pay a fine of $400. She has already served her sentence but is unable to pay her fine. Mrs. Mahana is the widow of an old soldier who lived on East Fourth street and "who committed suicide two years ago. She was arrested and convicted through the efforts of Assistant Attor ney General Redden on the charge of selling liquor. It was the first convic tion he secured. She was never known before to be in the joint business. If she had not been pardoned she would have had to remain in the jail a year longer. She and Mrs. Nation were lock ed up in the same cell. Mrs. Nation says Mrs. Mahana is not altogether re sponsible for her actions. EASY FOOD. Ready For Instant Use Without Cooking. Almost everyone likes ,a cereal food of some kind at breakfast and supper, but the ordinary way of cooking cereals results in a pasty mass that requires strong digestive power to get along with, and if not properly digested, the raw mass goes down into the intestinal tract where gas is generated and all sorts of troubles set up. Everyone knows that good food prop erly digested keeps the body well, while poor food, or even food of good quality that is poorly prepared and not digest ed, is sure to bring on some kind of dis ease. The easiest food to digest in this line is Grape-Nuts, made from wheat and barley, and cooked thoroughly at the factory, some ten or twelve hours being consumed in the different processes of preparation. The food, therefore, is ready for instant service and the starch has been changed to Grape Sugar, so that it is pre-digested and ready for al most immediate assimilation. Miss R. E. Phillips, a young lady at S356 Vernon Ave., Chicago, writes that she suffered for years from indigestion and dyspepsia from the use of food that was not suitable to her powers of diges tion. She says, "I began using Grape-Nuts and I confess to having had a prejudice, at first, and was repeatedly urged be fore I finally decided to try the food, but I have not known what indigestion Is since using it, and have never been stronger or in better health. I have in creased in weight from 109 to 124 pounds." People can be -well, practically with out cost, if they will adopt scientific food and leave off the indigestible sort. Grape-Nuts Food is sold at all first class groceries. It is crisp and delicious to the taste. It should be served ex actly as it comes from the package, without cooking, except in cases where It la made up into puddings and other desserts SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS. Chrysanthemums are in full bloom. Thanksgiving is one week from to day. What has become of the Topeka City Troop? The quail season begins a week from Sunday. The county commissioners will meet tomorrow. F. L. Williamson, of Clay Center, was here Wednesday. The United States circuit court con venes here Monday. The T. A. A. bowlers are preparing to meet out of town teams. Judge Hazen has taken the Lawrence divorce case under advisement. The work of wiring the federal build ing for electric lights commenced today. Bert Higgins, formerly of Topeka, is now employed in a Chicago furnishing store. Railroad men report westbound traffic as being on the increase. Most of it goes to California. The Commercial club meeting last night was the most largely attended for several weeks. A Topeka cigar manufacturer says he wants to employ 20 more hands but can not secure them. Dr. William Maclay Lyon,' of Topeka, has opened a new office in Chicago at 6800 Indiana avenue. The Cherokee Mill and Elevator com pany has increased its capital stock from $15,000 to $25,000. Persimmons are on the market that have the right flavor. They have been frosted and frozen until they are palat able. The Topeka Republican Flambeau club met last night but the proposed trip to Jerusalem is still to be decided upon. The federal building elevator is a grave cause of worry. It seems to be out of repair a large per cent of the time. A quartette composed of state univer sity students will give a concert this evening in the Second United Presbyte rian church. Joe Meyers, of Dalhart, has returned home after attending to matters of business at the Rock Island general offices here. C. C. Coleman, of Clay Center, for whom a boom was started for attorney general several months ago, was in To peka last night. The police last night pulled a place run by Will Gay, at 231 North Jeffer son street. A case of beer was found buried in the cellar. Ed Howe's assertion that "there are nine reasons why Warden McClaughry is not a great man, and they are still at large," is still true. K. R. Stewart, foreman of the Santa Fe storehouse, left today for a visit of two weeks in Denver and Trinidad, Colo., and El Paso. Tex. Harry Robinson, who was formerly manager of the Swift & Holliday drug store, is in the employ of the Armour Packing company in Chicago. The office of the state superintendent of public instruction has had calls for about 6,000 of the circulars relating tp the consolidation of rural schools. ' Charles M. Sheldon leaves today for Sioux City, la., where he will speak be fore the anti-saloon league. Mr. Shel don will return to Topeka on "Friday. According to the present schedule the only remaining football game to be played in Topeka this season is the Ottawa-Washburn game Thanksgiving. Governor Stanley' has appointed G. B. Wells to be justice of the peace of Haddam township, Washington county, to succeed Charles iHyland, resigned. David Harvey, who ' got into trouble in Topeka and other places numerous times, is now an advertising -solicitor on the Chicago American. He is mar ried. Mr. Leo Copeland, of the University of Nebraska, at Lincoln, is in the city, the guest of his uncle, E. L. Copeland. The young man goes to Lawrence this afternoon. State Bank Commissioner Albaugh has received notice that the Goodland City bank has changed from a state to a national bank. Its capital stock is now $25,000. An application has been filed with the railroad commissioners to compel the Missouri Pacific to build a viaduct over a crossing in a cut near Lowe. Chau tauqua county. Reduced rates will not be general over the Santa Fe on Thanksgiving. Special rates will be made, however, to the large football games in different parts of the country. County Treasurer Philips has visited the battlefield of Gettysburg 27 times, more or less. The visits were all made after the little unpleasantness which made the field famous. A small fire in a brick store building at 3:44 yesterday afternoon called the department to 426 Jefferson street. The building was owned by John S. Irving, and the loss was only $15. ' In the arrangement of the new time card for the Rock Island for the win ter, none of the changes affect Topeka, All the changes in the time of running trains are on the southern lines. Dr. Littlefleld, the registered optician, is touring the state, enrolling .students in the correspondence department of the Kansas School of Optica He will be in his office Saturday and all next week. Edward Plowman is here from Needles, Cala., for a visit with his mother at 1253 Clay street. He has charge of the Harvey eating house there, and formerly held a similar posi tion here. The railways of Kansas will not grant any special rates to college students for the Thanksgiving vacation. Most schools only have two or three days, and there would not be travel enough to justify a rate. It has been about decided that the Topeka Gun club shoot proposed for Thanksgiving day will not be a large affair, as most of the trap artists are going hunting for the real things in stead of mud balls. D. W. Little, assistant state superin tendent of public instruction, will de liver an address on "The Future of the Common Schools" at the Thanksgiving meeting of the Golden Belt Teachers' association at WaKeeney next week. Ella Buckner, who was sentenced to 11 years in the penitentiary yesterday by Judge Hazen, will appeal the case to the supreme court. The higher court will probably not need Judge Ellis to decide any tie vote in the Buckner case. Secretary Coburn has invited Super intendent Frank Nelson to speak before the annual meetin of the state board of agriculture in January on "The Country School Problem." He will ad vance the idea of the consolidation of rural schools. George Monical of Pueblo, Colo., is here for a visit of two weeks with his brother Curtis Monical, chief clerk to Superintendent McLellan of the Eastern division of the Santa Fe. From here he will go to Needles, Cala,. for to take a position with the Santa Fe Pacific Superintendent Frank Nelson is scheduled to speak to the teachers of tbe Central Kflnswii Teaohera' associa- , 4,;2i4v444i44'f244' 4.44444-44.44. 4.4444' ' Are the great kidney regulator the one sure cure for every ill of the kidneys. Topeka people say so They have had experience They know. Profit by their testimony. Here is a case in point : - Mrs. A. Von Wolf, of 2024 Buchanan street, says: "I overtaxed myself and brought on severe backache. At first I paid little attention to it, thinking it would pass away in a few days, but instead it graw 'worse. T uea I exerted myself or caught a slight cold I was sure to suffer from severe pains in my back, especially at - night when my rest was much disturbed. I finally became so bad that I could scarcely attend to my work. Coming to the conclusion that the trouble originated in my kidneys, I procured a box of Doan's Kidney Pills at Rowley & Snow's drug store and commenced their treatment. They acted like magic. . A few doses benefited me, and before I had taken ail the pills in one box the pain in my Dack disappeared." Doan's Kidney Pill are for sale at all drug stores. 50c a box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. tion at McPherson on Friday of next week, and to the Southwestern associa tion at Arkansas City on Saturday. These are two of the Thanksgiving as sociations. Elsie Reasoner, the successful maga zine and newspaper woman who hails from Highland, Kas., was a playmate of Albert Reid during their childhood. She hit Reid on his forehead with an oyster can one day, and he hasn't for gotten her, nor gotten rid of the bump it produced. The railways will make special rates to the Thanksgiving day football games at Kansas City and Emporia. The Kansas City game is between Kansas and Missouri universities. The one at Emporia is between Kansas and Mis souri normal schools. Why not have a rate to the TopeRa-Ottawa game? It promises to be the best of those sched uled. The asphalt pavement repairs are to be continued until the city engineer is satisfied that the contract of the com pany with the city is fulfilled. This was agreed to at the meeting of representa tives of the city and company Wednes day afternoon. All holes which existed prior to October 10 will be repaired. October 10 was the date upon which the Barber contract expired. CHECKMATED. Scheme of British Nobles Nipped by the King. London, Nov. 21. King Edward has checkmated the thrifty British nobles and others who proposed to line their pockets with American and Continental gold by the sale of their seats in West minster Abbey, for the coronation cere mony, by decreeing that, except in offi cial capacity, none but British subjects is to be present. He has decided that the mere fact of any seat being sold disposses both the holder and the nominee from the right of occupying it. It is understood that large sums have been offered both in America and Europe for seats on the occasion of the coronation. Spreads Like Wildfire. When things are "the best" they be come "the best selling." Abraham Hare, a leading druggist of Belleville.O., writes: "Electric Bitters are the best selling bit ters I have handled in 20 years." You know why? Most diseases begin in dis orders of stomach, liver, kidneys, bowels, blood and nerves. Electric Bitters tones up the stomach, regulates liver, kidneys and bowels, purifies the blood, strength ens the nerves, hence cures multitudes of maladies. It builds up the entire system. Puts new life and vigor into any weak, sickly, run down man or woman. Price 50c. Sold by A. J. Arnold & Son, drug gists, S21 North Kansas ave. Reduced Kates to Chicago. For the International Live Stock expo sition. On December 1, 2 and 3 from Kansas and Nebraska, and December 1 and 2 from Oklahoma and Indian Ter ritories, the Great Rock Island Route will sell excursion tickets to Chicago at rate of one fare plus $2.00 for round trip, with final return limit leaving Chi cago December 8, 1901. These reduced rates give a splendid opportunity for a cheap trip to Chicago to attend this great exposition, which in interest and in the number and excellence of ex hibits will surpass any of its kind ever held. For full information consult nearest Rock Island ticket agent, or ad dress E. W. THOMPSON, Asst. Gen'l Pass. Agt., Topeka, Kas. To the Public. Allow me to say a few words in praise of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy: I had a very severe cough and cold and feared I would get pneumonia, but after taking the second dose o this medicine I felt better; three bottles of it cured my cold and the pains in my chest disappeared en tirely. I am most respectfully yours for health, Ralph S. Meyers, 64 Thirty-seventh st.. Wheeling. W. Va. For sale by all druggists. Kansas Won't Be There. The state of Kansas will have no exhibit at the South Carolina and West Indian exposition at Charleston, S. C, which begins next month. Kansas has a commission for the exposition, but it has no appropriation to workvith. The idea of a popular subscription for an exhibit has been abandoned, and the commission will probably depend upon booklets and other printed matter to bring Kansas to the attention of the visitors at the exposition. Silas Porter, chairman of the commission,- was up from Kansas City, Kas., last night talk ing over the matter with Governor Stanley. Jumped on a Ten Penny Nail. The little daughter of Mr. J. N. Powell jumped on an inverted rake made of ten penny nails and thrust one nail entirely through her foot and a second one half way through. Chamberlain's Pain Balm was promptly applied and five minTites later the pain had disappeared and no more suffering was experienced. In three days the child was wearing her shoe as usual and with absolutely no discomfort. Mr. Powell is a well known merchant of Forkland, Va. Pain Balm is an antisep tic and heals such injuries without matu ration and in one-third the time required bv the usual treatment. For sale by all druggists. Bourt G5ve Up Let a Topeka Woman Tell You Why. g Don't give up Discouragement has cost many a life. t, Fight it out Try every means. Failure in one case doesn't mean that success is im- possible fjr Everybody makes mistakes Experience is the only sure educator. "J Prbfitby the experience of other3 The experience of f men and women you know Topeka men and women. It may save your life That backache Kidneys are out of order their work. DOAN'S KID GEO. M. NOBLE & CO. Financial Agents Buy, Sell and Manage Real Estate. Buy, Sell and Collect Mortgages. Insure Property in Seven of the best Companies in the State. TOPEKA, KANSAS. Telephone 444. 501 Jackson St. - We Uon't the coal in Topeka share of it. Every ounce coal, and full weight, and THE SOUTHWESTERN FUEL CO. J I Sales Agents ML CARMEL COAL CO.S CoaL f 734 Kansas Ave. A HAND SAW IS A GOOD THING, BUT NOT TO SHAVH IS THE PROPER THING BaekkeetMujt, Shorthand. Tclexrapky, Pcuun shift. Pfcoae 31. S21JU Quiacjr Sfc Etta&Usliecl 1 8TI. George 13. Palmer. UNDERTAKER. Kmjahlac kcot-elau. Frtcea teaMnable. Office 'Phene. 144. BeWec 'Fhoas. 87. MAB0NI0 TEMPLE. 621 JA0XSOW ST1EET. Topeka. Kansas. Oxford Literary Society. Wednesday evening the members of the Oxford Literary society held their second meeting for November. The programme was as follows: Reading by chaplain, Mr. E. M. Miller. Installation of newly elected chair man. Short address by W. D. Perry, retiring chairman; address by Mr. Onell, chairman-elect. Piano duet, Mrs. F. J. Seaman and Mr. Miller. Description, Miss Lillian Griffith. Vocal solo. Miss Hazel Edens. Book review, Mrs. Bert Webb. Debate. Question, "Resolved, That a prohibition law does more to increase crime than a system of high license." Affirmative, Mr. W. D. Perry and Mr. Harry Stephens; negative. Miss Lou Tillson and Mr. E. M. Oliver. The judges' decision for the debate was two to one in favor of the affirma tive. Cissy Loftus Succeeds Terry. New "Fork, Nov. 21. Daniel Frohman announces that aften seven weeks of negotiations contracts have been sighed whereby Misg Cecelia Loftus will play the leading feminine roles for Sir Henry Irving and the London Lyceum stock company during the coronation season. Mr. Frohman further states that Miss Loftus will return to this country under his management after the end of the coronation season. C. F. Menninger. M. D., office 727 Kan sas ave. Tel. 19; residence 1251 Topeka ava. Tel. 8a. Office bourse 2 to 6 p. m. 444rV44,4242-4 or can Una out aoouc. 1 $ t t - crying for help can't do NEY PILLS Sell ft but we do sell a good t we do sell is good, clean you can bank on it. Telephones 193, 771, 144. Wl 1 1"L " FOR HOUSE-CLEANING. -- t FOR PRICES ON Wood, Coal, I Hay, f t and Feed t Telephone 530. t ! KACZYNSKI, t 4th and Jackson. 10 to 50 Saved On yonr periodicals for 1902 by or dering through THE UNION NEWS CO., 509 Kansas Ave.